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Privacy Policy

Homesearch Privacy Notice

Bath and North East Somerset Council (The Council) collects information about  housing applicants  who are seeking accommodation on our Homesearch Database. This includes your name, date of birth, contact details, your National Insurance Number as well as information about your current and past housing situation, your physical and mental health, your income and financial situation, and any convictions you may have.

The Council is the data controller for this personal data.

We will use it for the purpose of assessing your situation in order to identify the most appropriate housing options for you. The Council may check the information you submit to us with relevant people and organisations where we consider this is necessary in order to confirm or clarify the information. This may include the collection of information from health professionals about your physical and/or mental health.

If you have any concerns about the information we hold about you, or what we are doing with it, you may contact us at data protection@bathnes.gov.uk. You also have the right to contact us at this address to request access to the information we hold about you, and to ask us to correct it if you believe there are any inaccuracies.